Posts tagged #Perfection

Worrying Is Not Productive

Why do we feel like worrying about something makes us better prepared for it? 

As a student, I used to worry all the time about tests.

As an adult, I worry about work and finances.

As a perfectionist, I worry about all of the things I’m not doing perfectly. 

Something about the worry feels productive.  Somewhere along the line, I think I internalized a story that says, “If you care about something, you worry about it.” 

Posted on September 28, 2015 .

What To Do When You Don't Know What To Do

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I read too many business books. 

Don’t get me wrong – I love learning strategies, ideas and techniques for creating value for people.  I also love understanding how to run and market a successful business. 

But I know I’ve been reading too many of these books because I feel like I always have to have a well-developed, perfect plan in place before I start doing anything. 

And as you might guess, that’s a perfect recipe for paralysis. 

Posted on June 25, 2015 .